Four things to do to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
+ Sign the #Our100 Pledge to support 100 women of color leaders as they resist in the first one hundred hours and days of the new administration. In the words of the pledge: “My work will not end at the ballot box. In the #First100Hours and #First100days, I will stand with women of color leadership. I will stand with women who are leading solutions that support a vision for Black lives, an end to violence against women and girls, power to make decisions about our bodies, health and reproduction, common sense immigration reform and an end to Islamaphobia. I pledge to take action to pursue a democracy and economy where we all have an equal say, and an equal chance.”
+ Schedule a visit to the National Museum of African American History, the newest Smithsonian museum in Washington D.C. and the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.
+ Reread The Letter from Birmingham Jail, which includes one of my favorite lines: “We who engage in non-violent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. We bring it out in the open where it can be seen and dealt with.” (Plus nine other quotes worth reading.)
“Hear Our Voice” poster by Liza Donovan.